THis thread is all about legal music purchases. Please, NO talk about illegal downloading in this thread.
I prefer to have a CD in my hands than to make a purchase on iTunes. I don't like digital music purchase scenarios that involve transfer and download restrictions. I once purchased a couple of concerts on a digital download site, and mY HD crashed, and I lost the concerts. But there was a time limit to DL the concerts after I made the purchase, so if I wanted the concerts again, I would have had to purchase them again. I said, "fuck that," and let it go.
So, I would rather have a CD than a digital purchase. Especially when one considers that most digital purchases are in lossy formats.